Archive for February 2011

NEW INDUSTRY TELEHANDLER SAFETY GUIDANCE PUBLISHED

Posted on 25th February 2011
HSE back new guide aimed at cutting the toll of telehandler death and injury

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REFURB PROJECTS BLITZ REVEALS ROGUE BUILDING SITES

Posted on 24th February 2011
Nearly one in four Merseyside construction sites fail safety inspections

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DOMESTIC CLIENT CIVIL LIABILITY CLARIFIED BY COURTS

Posted on 24th February 2011
Injured workman fails to secure Court of Appeal support in compensation claim

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TWO MEN DEAD AFTER CONCRETE STRUCTURE COLLAPSES

Posted on 24th February 2011
Father and son die after being trapped by falling concrete during demolition

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USA CONSTRUCTION HEALTH AND SAFETY STANDARDS

Posted on 23rd February 2011
NIOSH publishes index of online construction health safety resources

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AVOIDING UNDERGROUND SERVICES INNOVATION

Posted on 23rd February 2011
Vacuum excavation technique improves site productivity and safety 

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BUNCEFIELD EXPLOSION LESSONS FOR CONSTRUCTION

Posted on 22nd February 2011
Report reveals fundamental management flaws behind Buncefield disaster

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COMPLAINING ABOUT DANGEROUS CONSTRUCTION SITES

Posted on 18th February 2011
HSE revises and publishes protocol for notifying dangers in construction

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INCIDENT: SCAFFOLD COLLAPSE ON DEMO PROJECT

Posted on 18th February 2011
Students escape serious injury during multi-storey car park demolition

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DESIGNER CDM AWARENESS EVENTS IN THE EAST

Posted on 15th February 2011
WWT to hold two seminars for CDM 2007 designers on fire and health issues  

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NO DANGER TO PUBLIC ON RACECOURSE INCIDENT SITE

Posted on 15th February 2011
Disturbed underground power cable likely cause of racehorse deaths

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CORPORATE MANSLAUGHTER ACT 2007 TRIAL UPDATE

Posted on 14th February 2011
Evidence from unwell director heard through DVD presented to court

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PREVENTING CATASTROPHIC EVENTS IN CONSTRUCTION

Posted on 10th February 2011
Report examines key corporate issues for industry leaders to address

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RECENT EXCAVATOR INCIDENTS ON ROADWORKS PROJECTS

Posted on 8th February 2011
Man trapped in Notts whilst bus collides with excavator in Argyll

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TWO PEDESTRIANS DIE IN TIMBER FALL INCIDENT

Posted on 8th February 2011
Lorry strikes bridge triggering shedding of load with tragic consequences

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UNION RAISES DOUBTS OVER OLYMPIC VILLAGE SITE SAFETY

Posted on 8th February 2011
Construction union UCATT warns extra vigilance needed on Village projects

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HSE LAUNCH ANNUAL NATIONAL REFURB INSPECTION BLITZ

Posted on 8th February 2011
Smaller sites to come under close scrutiny on management of core site hazards

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MYSTERY BUILDING COLLAPSE ON HIGH STREET

Posted on 8th February 2011
Building to be demolished after partial collapse leaves dangerous structure

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CONSTRUCTION FATALITIES NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2010

Posted on 7th February 2011
Latest release of HSE records of fatal injury reports for construction projects 

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BUILDER SUES OWN COMPANY AFTER DEATH OF HIS SON

Posted on 3rd February 2011
Damages awarded to father following exploding canister fatality

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MOBILE CRANE AND CAR COLLISION ROAD DEATH

Posted on 3rd February 2011
Van driver dies in a collision with a mobile crane on a major Cumbrian road

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ACTION ON PERSONAL INJURY COMPENSATION CULTURE

Posted on 2nd February 2011
Government proposes to outlaw cash inducements to pursue injury claim

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HSE RAISE THE PROFILE ON SAFETY OF TEMPORARY WORKS

Posted on 1st February 2011
New guidance to HSE Inspectors on temporary works management published

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VOLUNTARY REGISTER FOR H&S CONSULTANTS NOW OPEN

Posted on 1st February 2011
Health and safety consultants invited to sign up to a new independent register

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CONSULTATION ON INJURY REPORTING THRESHOLD

Posted on 1st February 2011
Government seeks views on ‘easing the burden’ of reporting workplace injury

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